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The Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary is a dynamic teaching and research-oriented department with great ideological and intellectual diversity. We are proud to be a department of scholars who have developed the national and international profile necessary to sustain a high quality teaching and research program.

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Recent News

On behalf of the Graduate Program, please join me in congratulating Paul Boakye and Johana on the birth of their first child, Nana Efua Boakye! Nana was born here in Calgary on April 29th, 2016, weighing 7 lbs. Both mother and daughter are doing very well. Boakye is currently putting the final touches on his MA thesis, written under Dr. Don Ray's supervision, and will soon be heading to the University of Saskatchewan to start his PhD program. We wish Boakye, Johana, and Nana all the best in this year of new beginnings!

Best wishes,
Dr. Josh Goldstein

     The Department recently celebrated the 36 year career of Dr. Ray who retired in the Fall. To honour his long years of service and dedication to students, the Don I. Ray Paper Prize will be awarded annually to the best undergraduate paper in a Political Science course on the topic of social justice. In the photo to the left, the Head of the Department, Dr. Brenda O'Neill, is presenting Dr. Ray with the plaque that will be mounted in the Department to identify winners of the award.

As part of its current curriculum review exercise, the Department of Political Science administered surveys to its political science and international relations majors to get their feedback on both programs. The response rate for each survey was excellent and the data will prove extremely useful.

Pablo Policzer was nominated and selected as a finalist for the 20th Annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards in  the Hadassah Ksienski Lifetime Achievement category. The Award Recipients were announced at the Gala held March 11, 2016 at the Westin Hotel.  The gala honours contributions and achievements of excellence of immigrants and refugees in the Calgary community.  Congratulations Pablo!

https://immigrantsofdistinction.com/news/2016/02/08/2016-finalists-annouced

https://twitter.com/askISC/status/708024492128231424

Congratulations to Nidhi Panwar, for winning a Mitacs Globalink Research Award! This award will help support her travel and
research related costs as well as provide a modest student stipend as Nidhi travels to the University of Delhi to begin research on her project, "Communalism and Terrorism in India".

The under-secretary-general Leah Schmidt (5th year, International Relations/Women's Studies student) and her team did another outstanding job of organizing the 42nd High School Model United Nations two day conference February 20-21, 2016.  This conference allows students a chance to understand a variety of current global issues that are drawn directly from the actual agenda of the United Nations.

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The International Relations Undergraduate Program has moved to Political Science?                 
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• International Relations (IR) as an interdisciplinary subject is taught only at the Undergraduate level but students who are interested in an MA or PhD in IR should follow the link here as IR is taught as part of POLI at the graduate level.

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PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Susan Franceschet, "Disrupting Informal Institutions? Cabinet Formation in Chile in 2006 and 2014." In Gender, Institutions, and Change in Bachelet's Chile, Edited by Georgina Waylen. New York: Palgrave, 2016. pp. 67-94. 

Joshua D. Goldstein and Maureen S. Hiebert, "Strange Legacies of the Terror: Hegel, the French Revolution, and the Khmer Rouge Purges", The European Legacy, 21(2), 2016: 145-167.

Antonio Franceschet, "The International Criminal Court's Authority Crisis and Kant's Political Ethics", International Criminal Law Review, 16, 2, 2016.  

Dave Snow and Mark S. Harding, "From Normative Debates to Comparative Methodology: The Three Waves of Post-Charter Supreme Court Scholarship in Canada", American Review of Canadian Studies, 45 (4): 2015, pp. 451-466.

Michael Zekulin, "Endgames: Improving Our Understanding of Homegrown Terrorism".  Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, Volume 39, Issue 1, January 2016, pages 46-66.  Published on-line:  14 October 2015.